The narration by John c Reilly
Maybe?..I don't know of any of his other books
When Broom first talks.
I finished it fast but I didn't hang on every word.
I loved mcmurphy's character and voice.
I'm a simple man with simple pleasures.
I did not get hooked into the story until I listened to John C. Reilly read. I had my doubts when buying it originally, but it is the simply wonderful.
The tone of each statement. While reading it myself, I would blaze through sentences and miss the true purpose of what Kesey was saying.
The best listen I've ever had
Of Mice and Men....also excellent narration by Gary Sinise.
John C. Reilly gave each character a clear and compelling voice. I understood their unique motivations and felt empathy for all. He's a marvelous actor who mined each phrase.
I expected to love McMurphy above the rest of the cast. And of course, I did love him. How could you not? But Chief Bromden was a compelling surprise. The device of having a deaf and dumb narrator is fresh--even today--and discovering the reasons for his ruse made me root for his possibility of a life reclaimed. In the context of film history, I now understand why Ken Kesey was upset that his narrator was minimized in the film.
Please have John C. Reilly narrate more books.
John C Reilly narrates this great classic story, utilizing incredible voices and inflections. Carries you away into the madhouse. You feel like one of the inmates, I mean patients, trapped in this formidable fortress.
There is no comparison to other books I have listened.
He takes you right into the belly of the beast. You feel that you are right there with the other patients. Trapped.
This has been one of my favorite listens. It is an incredible story about the psychology of power and John C. Reilly's performance is gripping and unforgettable.
Ken Kesey tells a story not only about the despicable treatment of those with mental illness in the 20th century but also about the potential we all have for great evil in the right conditions. Nurse Ratchett is as chiling a villain as you will find and McMurphy is an unlikely hero.
He conveys Cheif Bromden's vision with conviction and heart.
I would enjoy talking to Harding. He has piercing insight into human nature and the mechanisms of society.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
entertaining, good listen!!
i remember the meetings especially the one where you found out how dishonest nurse rached was when they wanted to watch the world series and the chief finally voted and due to the technicality the meeting was closed she refused to recognized the vote even tho she announced it was closed only a few seconds before he raised his hand.
she was a control freak and had a mean spirit.
first one. good read. he really got into the characters!!!!
i enjoyed it. i rarely laugh or cry because of a book. i have read this before in print and seen the movie (many times). this is my first audio read reading. it is in the top 10 percent of my books
i recommend this book to almost everyone. such a good story!